TITLE

Taking the Teeth Out of a Pit Bull: Limiting ESA Protections for the Polar Bear

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Jamie Lee
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2009, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p591
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Department of the Interior to list the polar bear as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Despite that the Bush administration opposed to this decision, the Department significantly limited the practical significance of the listing by issuing two special rules exempting regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and oil developments. Under these rules, the use of the listing to address global climate change has been restricted.
ACCESSION #
43800545

 

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